An estimated 80 million people have been displaced by dam projects worldwide. With this case study series, IDMC aims to gradually draw a global picture of displacement associated with dam projects, with a focus on the most vulnerable people.
As UN member states commit to the New Urban Agenda for the next 20 years, this paper sets out the specific challenges facing people internally displaced to and within urban areas and related recommendations to ensure they benefit from the implementation of the agenda and are not ‘left behind’.
This report documents and analyses the scale, process and impacts of displacement caused by development projects and business activities. IDMC shows through nine cases in India that IDPs suffer detrimental impacts and rarely recover. As the world embarks on implementing the post-2015 global development agendas, IDMC calls for people displaced by development projects and business activities to be priority beneficiaries of development work.
Self-reliance is key to unlocking protracted displacement. Aid agencies are increasingly providing livelihoods assistance that reflects local complexities, but the steps IDPs take to improve self-reliance need to be better understood and supported.
Sri Lanka’s experience illustrates how long-term displacement is a development challenge that needs to be addressed first and foremost by governments and supporting development actors.
IDMC's paper provides evidence-based estimates of the likelihood of disaster-induced displacement in the nations belonging to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.
IDMC's report forecasts an increased risk of global displacement caused by disasters, and calls for a stronger link between displacement and disaster risk reduction.
In July 2014, IDMC organised a training workshop on durable solutions in Cote d’Ivoire to support the development of a national strategy on durable solutions.
Using an innovative methodology, IDMC calculates the risk of being displaced by disasters in South-East Asia and China—and how this risk is increasing.
IDMC's flagship report reveals 33.3 million internally displaced by conflict in 2013, a record high for the second year.
Analytical Paper on the Relevance of Human Rights Approaches for Development Activities Targeting Conflict- and Disaster-Induced Displacement in Africa
IDMC explores challenges of developmental issues when looking for durable solutions to the problem of displacement.